How to Conduct Your Home Inventory

conduct your home inventory

Simplified steps for creating your home inventory! You may think that you know exactly what is in your home. However, when it comes to the aftermath of a disaster, and you have to list which items you’ve lost, valuing your personal property from memory is harder than you think. For this reason, home insurers ask homeowners to complete a thorough home inventory of all possessions. By having a physical list and photographic evidence of home contents, insurers can accurately match coverage to Read More

Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Homeowners safety while on vacation

Summer is the ideal time to get away. But before you head off to paradise, brush up on your homeowners safety tips. Summer is upon us, and hopping on a plane and jetting off to some foreign location for a week (or two) of rest and relaxation is ideal for this season. The days and weeks before your trip of last minute packing and departure anxiety can be a busy and stressful time. Whether you’re heading to the beach or to the mountains, protection for your home will give you the peace of mind to Read More

Do Trees Affect Your Homeowners Insurance?

Trees and Homeowners Insurance

Before you build that back garden tree house, find out how trees impact your insurance. When buying homeowners insurance, insurers may ask about the trees and vegetation on your property. If you’re stumped as to why this should affect your coverage, you’re not alone. Even though trees can be an attractive addition to any garden and provide homeowners with privacy, it’s important to be aware of the impact that they could have on your home insurance. Trees can cause property dangers. Damage Read More

How Best to Protect Your Home from Storm Water Damage

Protect Your Home from Storm Water Damage

Winter storms bring water and flooding. Here’s how to safeguard your home. During the winter, we’re hit with the wet, windy, and severe weather. Whether a heavy rainstorm is finally coming to a close or deep snows are beginning to melt, the potential for water damage may just be beginning. Stormwater runoff can quickly overwhelm a situation, leading to flooding and property damage. Even though there’s little you can do to stop a flood, there are ways to protect your property. Prep the Read More

Use These Tips to Keep Your Fireplace A-Glowing!

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Keep your crackling fire warming your home this winter. As the winter season is upon us in the temperature is starting to drop (albeit, gradually!). While there’s nothing quite like the warmth of a fire, there are some essential safety tips to take into consideration. Many are turning to their fireplace as a source of heat to cozy their homes and warm their hearts. Before you spark up the logs, brush up on your fireplace safety tips! Hire a chimney sweep – At least once a year, phone Read More

Four Home Emergency Preparedness Hacks

Home Emergency Preparedness

Be prepared for any emergency with these tips! When emergencies happen, you can sometimes feel you aren’t as prepared as you could have been. While you might be familiar with the typical emergency supplies like flashlights and a first aid kit, there are some essential items that homeowners are lacking – but certainly need! Read on for unlikely household items that you can use in emergency situations! Bed sheets – Bed sheets and a few chairs transform a child’s world into a fun fortress – Read More

What to Keep in Your Home’s Safe (Not at the Bank!)

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The safest place to store your valuables may be in your home. Whenever homeowners ask themselves where is the safest place to store valuables, many understandably say in a security box in the bank. After all, banks have the best 24-hour security and alarm systems. What is safer than that? However, for certain items, a bank may not be the best place. You may need copies of documents that you require immediate access to, and bank safe deposit boxes are only accessible during the branch’s Read More